Rogue chosen among nation for restoration

The Rogue River is one of only 12 rivers across the United States as a Trout Unlimited Home Rivers Initiative project. The quality of the fishery, proximity to people and dedicated donors and volunteers were among reasons it was chosen.

Fish ladder may be in Rockford’s future by Beth Altena  “If you have a business in Rockford, this will make a difference to your business,” said Glenn Blackwood of Great Lakes Fly Fishing, a Rockford business. Blackwood spoke before Rockford Rotary, telling members that the Rogue River has been selected as one of only twelve […]

RHS marching band takes top honors

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The Rockford High School marching band captured first place in Flight I competition at the Jenison Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 23 with a score of 85.31 and swept top honors for music, marching and general effect. Brian Phillips, Rockford marching band director, commented, “The students are truly working hard and pulling together an exciting show. […]

North Stars shine brightly

North Rockford Middle School choir students (l–r) Eve Hillman, Michaela Jones, Aleigha Kely, Betsy Hoekstra and Emily Gordon will be performing at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids on January 22, 2011.

Five North Rockford Middle School choir students have been selected to perform in the Michigan School Vocal Music Association’s Junior High/Middle School State Honors Choirs this coming January in Grand Rapids. The auditions were held on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Mt. Pleasant High School. Aleigha Kely, Eve Hillman and Emily Gordon, all eighth-graders, were selected […]

Baldwin signs letter of intent to attend Spring Arbor University

Rockford baseball is pleased to announce that senior Bryan Baldwin has officially signed a letter of intent with Spring Arbor University (SAU). Baldwin will be joining former Ram standout Shane Street (2009). Baldwin was recruited as a pitcher. SAU has recently made back-to-back trips to the NAIA World Series. The SAU team was semifinalist in […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — November 4, 2010

Pretty scary The scary election commercials are over and now we’re back to the regular dumb TV commercials. That’s the good news. Despite new people in office, nothing much will change. That’s the bad news. Subprime Court I agree with Richard Jackson Jr. (Rockford) that we don’t need big corporations promoting candidates with huge sums. […]